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Poster: zellco321 Date: Jan 26, 2012 5:40pm
Forum: movies Subject: Pre 9/11 Videos un view able on http://www.archive.org/details/911

When looking at The 9/11 Television archive. it also happens to be extraordinary. Since the archive went online late last summer I have noticed all of the videos of programs from before 7:00 A.M Tuesday 9/11/2001 do not play. When trying to play the video a message reading: "The video could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported"

It seems very disappointing and very very strange that the thumbnails for the videos are online but yet they are not view able. I think the viewers of this very find website would like to see this issue fixed.

Thanks!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Jan 26, 2012 5:58pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Pre 9/11 Videos un view able on http://www.archive.org/details/911

before 7am Eastern Daylight Time, you mean, right?
yes, that is by design since we handpicked a specific time range
to make "light" for this special TV collection

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Poster: porpoisemouth Date: Jan 26, 2012 6:23pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Pre 9/11 Videos un view able on http://www.archive.org/details/911

I believe what zellco321 is asking is why is the file apparently broken? I tried it out of curiosity and it will not stream or download in any format or new or old players.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Jan 26, 2012 6:29pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Pre 9/11 Videos un view able on http://www.archive.org/details/911

and i answered it! 8-)

basically before 8am on 9/11 we haven't made public and never did.
after 8am should be fine and plays, etc.

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Poster: porpoisemouth Date: Jan 26, 2012 6:51pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Pre 9/11 Videos un view able on http://www.archive.org/details/911

Forgive me but then what is the point of having the item there at all if it is not viewable?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Jan 26, 2012 6:58pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Pre 9/11 Videos un view able on http://www.archive.org/details/911

well, i implemented it but didn't design most of it or decide upon the content.

you'll note some other shows in other channels that seem less news oriented are also not viewable, too.

it's just kind of a bit of tradeoffs in showing what we archived, and what we felt we could make public, etc.


I do get both of your points and concern, of course, though, no doubt about that.

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Poster: zellco321 Date: Jan 31, 2012 6:27pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Pre 9/11 Videos un view able on http://www.archive.org/details/911

Let me say I totally agree with porpoisemouth.

I do recall about four or five years ago when the PRE 9/11 coverage was up on this website I was able to watch the coverage from even the day before the attacks.
I believe to Capture the whole picture of how 9/11 was covered it is prudent for the PRE 9/11 coverage to be up working online for viewing. I still find it very strange that yet the thumbnails are online the video almost but does not play.

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